Jean Monnet Professor of European Public Health and head of the Department of International Health
Institution: Maastricht University
Helmut Brand is Jean Monnet Professor of European Public Health and head of the Department of International Health at Maastricht University, The Netherlands. He studied Medicine in Düsseldorf and Zürich and earned a Master in Community Medicine from London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and London School of Economics. Prof. Brand is a specialist in Public Health Medicine.
After working in several Health Authorities and Ministries of Health in Germany he was director of the Public Health Institute of North Rhine Westphalia. Since then European Integration in Health is the main topic of his work.
He is past-president of the Association of Schools of Public Health in the European region (ASPHER), president of the European Health Forum Gastein (EHFG) and co-chair of the European allinace for Personalised Medicine (EAPM).
As policy advisor he serves on the European Advisory Committee on Health Research (EACHR) of WHO Europe and on the Expert Panel on “Investing in Health” for the European Commission.